The Art Junket

A gathering of artists



Artists are given a challenge every two months to create a NEW piece of work that incorporates a designated theme. We find that having parameters and accountability help motivate and inspire us. Salons last three to four hours and are often hosted by in a member’s home. During this time each artist shares their artwork and reflects on their creative process. Feedback is welcome and supportive. We also take time to enjoy a small lunch together.

Salon 5:1 – New Theme!

Calvin and Hobbes

UPCOMING….Ready for a new theme?

I know you are.  You are excited about creating your next art piece.  And, you can’t wait to be challenged by the new theme.

Well, I made us a new theme.  AND…It is secretly stored in my vault. (Just kidding.)

The new theme will be released on November 2nd!  The Opening of the 4th Annual Exhibit.


Salon 4.2: Self Portrait

May 20, 2018


by Maureen Fitzmahan. Photos by Maureen Fitzmahan and Katie Fitzmahan Strange.

The Junketeers rose to the challenge of the theme, “self portrait”.

The Artists and their Artwork


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Self Portrait – Year 4


by Maureen Fitzmahan

I believe that every piece of art is a ‘self-portrait.’  In my best work, I say a lot about myself.  I can’t help myself.  I tell you what makes me laugh. Or cry.  I hide somewhere in that image a mote of aggravation.  I let you know how inadequate I feel.  I scatter metaphysical musings.  Sometimes I purposely share who I am. Many times Maureen is hidden somewhere in my photo.  Sometimes my secrets seep out subconsciously.  My colleagues and family sometimes see ‘me’ in my work, and I am indebted to them when they tell me who they see.

It is humbling.  An artist needs to be vulnerable.  And very courageous.

In the next salon, we challenge you to intentionally create a self-portrait.

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Salon 4:1 – Synesthesia


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Manya Nelson, Zoey Olbum, Annelise Dohrer, Brian Nelson, Katie Strange, Lucy Beck, Erin Mahollitz, Ana Perches, Tao Graham, Tony Jones, Maureen Fitzmahan, Yun Suh

by Maureen B. Fitzmahan. Photos by Maureen Fitzmahan and Katie Strange.

The 4th year of THE ART JUNKET began with the Salon on March 3, 2018. The Salon was held in Berkeley, California at Kaitlin Fitzmahan Strange’s home.

The Salon was attended by Maureen Fitzmahan, Ana Perches, Brian Nelson, Manya Nelson, Kaitlin Fitzmahan Strange, Lucy Beck, Erin Mahollitz, Tony Jones, Zoey Olbum, Annelise Dohrer, Yun Suh, and Tao Graham.

This month’s theme was “Synesthesia.”

The Art



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Synesthesia – what is that!


mbfitzmahan. 2017. Pittsburg, CA

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3 Years of Art: Congratulations!

1st Art Junket Salon and 1st Junketeers. 2015. Maureen, Ana, Sara, Erin, Lorren, Cristelle, Katie.

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